Blasco Núñez Vela… Vicente Salias… James Joyce… Paco de Lucia… Biographies Multiposts

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  1. Biography of Blasco Núñez Vela
  2. Biography of Vicente Salias
  3. Biography of James Joyce
  4. Biography of Paco de Lucia

Biography of Blasco Núñez Vela

(Unknown - 1546/01/18)

Blasco Núñez Vela
First viceroy of Peru (1544-1546)
He was born in Ávila around 1490.
Married to Brianda de Acuña, which had seven children. Knight of the Order of Santiago, was corregidor of Málaga and Cuenca, and inspector general of the guards of Castile. Appointed Viceroy in 1543, travels to Peru to comply with the new laws, seeking to put an end to abuses with the indigenous population by the Trustees.
Arrived at Nombre de Dios, today Puerto Bastimentos, in the region of the isthmus, in 1544, and from there went on to Panama City, where that same year came to embark to Peru. After touring Tumbez, Piura, Trujillo and Canyon, the month of may 1544 arrives to Lima. After the arrest of licensed Vaca de Castro and the murder of the factor Illán Suarez, opponents, led by Gonzalo Pizarro, dismissed Núñez Vela from his post in September 15Taken prisoner, was embarked heading to Panama from there to be shipped to Spain. Before reaching its destination it escapes and heads to the port of Tumbes, in the North of Peru, to fight Pizarro and re-establishing its authority.
It confronted the Trustees exists in the battle of the plain of Iñaquito, site close to the city of Quito, where January 18, 1546 Blasco Núñez Vela was beheaded in front of a small army.

Biography of Vicente Salias

(1776/03/23 - 1814/09/17)

Vicente Salias
Physician, writer, and Venezuelan journalist
He was born March 23, 1776 in Caracas. Son of Francisco Antonio Salias Tordesillas and Maria Margarita Sanoja Cabeza de Vaca.
He studied philosophy at the University of Caracas. In 1798, he graduated in philosophy, February 27, 1799, in medicine and in the same year graduated from the University as a physician.
He married Juana Muñoz. He participated with his brothers in the movement of April 19, 1810. The Supreme Junta of Caracas tasked a diplomatic mission in Curaçao and Jamaica to inform their authorities of the establishment of a new Government in Caracas and promote trade relations with these islands.
Although traditionally you been considered the author of the lyrics of the Gloria Al Bravo Pueblo patriotic song composed in 1810, and in 1881 it was declared National anthem by Decree of President Antonio Guzmán Blanco, later investigations indicate the possibility that the author of the letter was Andrés Bello.
He was a founding member and leader of the Patriotic society of Caracas. In September 1811 he was made prisoner after the capitulation of Francisco de Miranda and transferred to the vaults of La Guaira, the Castle of Puerto Cabello and Valencia, where he was released in 1813 by a pardon of the Cortes of Cadiz.
That same year he joined the forces of Simón Bolívar, and until May 1814 he was editor of the Gaceta de Caracas, in which his singing to the action of Bárbulawas published. On July 8, 1814, embarked in the Gibraltar mail heading to Curacao and was captured by the Spanish privateer Brave Boves, who led it to Puerto Cabello. Subsequently, he was imprisoned in the Castle of San Felipe where was tried, sentenced to death and executed on September 17, 1814 by order of Juan Manuel Cajigalquarterback. It is said that his last words were: "God Almighty, if beyond the sky admits the Spaniards, then renounce the sky".

Biography of James Joyce

(1882/02/02 - 1941-01-13)

James Joyce
Irish writer
He was born on February 2, 1882 in Dublin.
Son of a tax collector (and it is said that with the best voice of tenor of the Ireland of the time). It was a very observant and absent child among nine siblings.
Educated in the Jesuit, he broke with the Catholic Church in the University of Dublin, where already wrote regularly. His first literary success came while he was still at the University. It was at age 18, with an article, "the new drama from Ibsen".
He met Nora Barnacle, his future wife. They came out for the first time together on June 16, 1904, date in which condenses all the action of Ulysses, bounded in the 24 hours of a day.
Nora was a peasant who came from Galway, County James Joyce today. Along with his two sons lived in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. They were married on July 4, 1931, a year until his son George would give them a grandson called to Stephen, and that his daughter Lucia suffered his first attack of schizophrenia. In 1907 Joyce suffered an attack of iritis, disease that almost left him blind.
His first book was Chamber music (1907), composed of 36 love poems influenced by Elizabethan lyric poetry and the end of the 19th century English lyric poets. His second work was Dubliners (1914), a book of 15 short stories, where James Joyce narrated episodes critical of childhood and adolescence, family and public life of Dublin. Portrait of the teenage artist (1916), was his first novel, very autobiographical. At this time he also wrote his play exiles (1918).
The success came in 1922 when he published Ulysses, one of the key books on the revolution of the novel in the 20th century. Inspired by the "Iliad" of Homer, it proposes a combination of literary traditions of realism, naturalism and symbolism expressing them in novel style and technique.
The main theme revolves around the symbolic search of a son by Bloom and Dedalus to writing emerging consciousness. The own Joyce would explain the purpose of his book: "is the epic tale of two races (Israel - Ireland) and at the same time the cycle of the human body and also a small story of a day. The figure of Ulysses has always fascinated me as a child. I started to write a story for Dubliners for 15 years but I left it (...) It is also a kind of encyclopedia. "My intention is to not only introduce the"sub specie temporis nostri"myth, but also that each adventure (that is to say, every hour, every organ, every art molten somatic Assembly diagram and connected) condition, or rather, create your own technique". The American Journal Little Review began publishing chapters of the book in 1918, but in 1920 it was forbidden to be published two years later in Paris.
His last novel wasFinnegans Wake (1939) written in the form of an uninterrupted series of dreams that take place during a night in the life of the character Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker. With Finnegans Wake, led its linguistic limit experimentation, to write in a language that combines English with words from several languages.
Other published works are: poems, apples (1927), Collected Poems (1936), two books of poetry and Stephen, the hero (1944).
After twenty years in Paris, he moved to Zurich, where James Joyce died on January 13, 19On 10 January, a perforated duodenal ulcer required urgent intervention. Forty-eight hours later, and after two transfusions, fell into a coma to die at 2:15 in the morning.

Biography of Paco de Lucia

(1947/12/21 - 2014/02/26)

Paco de Lucía
Francisco Sánchez Gómez
Spanish guitarist
He was born on December 21, 1947 in Algeciras, Cádiz.
Son of Antonio Sánchez Pecino Portuguese mother and brother of the singer Pepe de Lucía. "My father was going to find life in the evenings at parties and always dawn in house with flamingos; my brother Pepe and my sister Maria also from little ones have been linked to this world. We lived in La Bajadilla, a very Gypsy neighborhood, there was always someone at home singing or playing."
He began studying guitar at age six. «My father owe everything because it forced me to play as a child when one does not have the capacity to decide what you want to be in life and you need someone who push you and point you to the road. That was what he did, among other things because he had no money to send me to school. I had to look for work and take home a salary".
At the age of thirteen he travels first to North America as a third guitarist of " José Grecocompany of the clasico-espanol ballet ". He met the singer Fosforito, which accompanied for the first time in a performance in Salamanca. It is also known to Camarón de la Isla and Paco Lucía, remembers that stage as one of the most beautiful in his life, "were playing and singing at all hours, nights inventing things". Their artistic partnership with Camarón de la Isla, who signed several disks of remarkable success between 1969 and 1979, marked the history of flamenco forever.
With prestige in the world of popular music, flamenco and more purist rock for his collaboration with guitarists such as Larry Coryell, John McLaughin or to the di Meola. He opened the flamenco to jazz and the blues. It was in 1973, with the rumba "between two waters", appeared when the dividing line between a before and an after the flamenco guitar. In 1982 he played with Chick Korea in tours of the United States and Japan.
He recorded soundtracks for the film. The guitarist was awarded the Prince of Asturias of arts prize 20Invested doctor honoris may 8, 2010 is first Spanish artist causa by the Berklee College of Music, University of Boston (Massachusetts, USA). He was awarded the second Latin Grammy of his career, after winning the award for best album of flamenco music for his album in live concerts Spain 2010in November 20Lucia, he had won the same award in 2004 by Cositas buenas.
Paco de Lucía died in Mexico on February 26, 20The artist was playing with his children on a beach in Cancun, where had a House, when he was suddenly indisposed dying on the way to the hospital because of a heart attack. He had his residence in Palma de Mallorca, after passing through places such as the Yucatan Peninsula or Toledo. In his last days he also lived in Cuba.